Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Seed Starting Class

I have some great news! There will be a seed-starting class on Thursday, January 17 from 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm at the Coweta County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall. (The above page is captured from the County Garden Farms website announcing the class.) The class will be taught by Mike Cunningham of Country Garden Farms and I can't think of any better person because he probably has more experience than anyone I know.

My sister and I plan have already signed up and though we have had some success growing transplants, we would never turn down the expert advice that will be given at this local seminar. Growing our own transplants is a real money-saver. I think the cost of the seminar will be repaid ten times over in just the first year!

Here is the information from the flyer sent by the Coweta County Master Gardener Extension Volunteers.

presented by
of Country Gardens Farms
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Coweta County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall
275 Pine Road, Newnan

Cost: $10 collected the evening of the seminar
(payable by cash or check)

Please register before January 16th by calling 
the Coweta County Extension Office:  770.254.2620

What you will learn
- How to select and buy seeds 
- How to build your own grow light stand
- How to maintain proper temperature, light, moisture and fertility to grow healthy transplants 
- How to schedule ideal planting dates 
- How to transition plants from indoors to the garden 

Mike’s Presentation will include a live demonstration of a grow light stand,
heating cables and plants.  He will also provide step-by-step instructions along
with a detailed handout.

Reasons for growing your own vegetable transplants 
- You can order any seed over the Internet and grow your own transplants and not be limited to the varieties that are available at nurseries in the spring. 
- You can grow your transplants organically yourself 
- Depending on how many you grow you can save money

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